WaPo shouts: “Bush Urges Quick Confirmation of Roberts as Chief Justice.” Of course he does. Lets hurry through a life-term appointment of a committed conservative of dubious character. The position of Chief Justice and its acquisition is just the type of decision NOT to be rushed. In typical Bush style our idiot President nominated Judge Roberts for an elevated position while everyone else in the country was watching the devastation of New Orleans and surrounding areas and awaiting decisive Federal action.
Here’s your action, folks! Flying about in airplanes acting sober for the cameras (it’s all an act, kiddies) while pushing through a Bush Pioneer for a highly visible, non-refundable promotion as return for helping to pay for the last re-election campaign. Can we talk about priorities? Our Favorite Shrubbery ™ is quick to respond to the needs of his paying constituents; it only took two days after Chief Justice Rehnquist died before elevating Roberts instead of staying the course for Roberts to succeed Justice O’Connor. Two Days; that’s less time than it took him to stuff his inflated ego onto Air Force One to survey the south’s Newest Floodplain. Did I mention “priorities?”
On a separate note: A. Citizen (his or her Nom De Web), at Drinking Liberally in Oakland, is calling Our Favorite Shrubbery™ “President Death,” a fitting epithet in light of all the destruction he’s caused, all the suffering he’s unleashed, and the deaths of so many by under-funding FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ levy projects for so many years. The Anti-Bush bandwagon is getting mighty full these days, more like a wagon train, really; and it’s heading East. Pity the fool Republicans who have cast their lots for our fallen American Seizure Ceasar!
The Politics of Death is rapidly becoming Death by Politics as the master plan unravels. But not before Cheney buys a new house; a small one – for only $2.9 million or so…